Air travel is an important component of island life.

One of the world's largest concentrations of float planes (private, charter and scheduled) transport tens of thousands of people annually from harbour to harbour and to and from lakes and inlets. More than 60 scheduled daily flights connect Vancouver Island with mainland destinations. Flights originate from Victoria International Airport (25 km or 15.5 mi north of Victoria) and from the downtown area.

Victoria International Airport - YYJ
Victoria International Airport. Your gateway to Vancouver Island. Victoria International airport (YYJ) is the 9th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per annum. Currently, Air Canada and Jazz have up to 21 departures daily with non-stop service to Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. WestJet has 12 departures daily, including seasonal Toronto service, Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna. Horizon Air links Victoria to Seattle with 5 daily departures and United Express offers twice daily non-stop service to San Francisco. Victoria is also served by Pacific Coastal Airlines, Orca Airways and Alpha Executive Air with 16 daily departures to Vancouver, Abbotsford, Nanaimo and Delta. Victoria is well served by Canada's air carriers with 60 daily departures and convenient non-stop or one stop service to every major Canadian city.

The airport is situated approximately 25KM (15.5 miles) north of Victoria, which makes for a short taxi ride into the city. Shuttle service is available through a partner company to many of the major hotels and limited public transit service is provided by BC Transit. The terminal itself is small enough to be convenient, yet very modern as extensive improvements and upgrades have been completed over the last five years. Information on flight times, airline contact information, food service, shopping, currency exchange, parking, ground transportation, and other passenger services is available at

For a listing of cities served from the Victoria Airport – click the following link

Air service operating outside of the Victoria Airport is available from the following companies:

Toll Free 1.800.665.4354
Frequent jet helicopter flights daily between Vancouver and Victoria - Downtown to Downtown
Also serves Vancouver Airport from Downtown Victoria, Monday to Friday, making for easy weekday connections to YVR

Harbour Air
Victoria 250.385.2203
8-10 daily seaplane flights between Victoria and Vancouver harbours

Kenmore Air
1.800.543.9595 or 206.486.1257
8 seaplane flights daily between Seattle and Victoria Harbour

West Coast Air
1.800.347.2222 or 604.606.6888
12 daily seaplane flights between Victoria and Vancouver harbours